WCVM student receives equine scholarship
Hayley Lang, a WCVM veterinary student from Humboldt, Sask., is one of 33 equine-focused veterinary students in North America and the West Indies to receive a financial boost from the Winner's Circle Scholarship program. Lang, who will begin her fourth and final year at the veterinary college this fall, is guaranteed a minimum of US $1,500 in scholarship support through the program.
Lang is a longtime horse owner who has trained and shown Quarter horses in provincial, regional and national shows. In 2007, Lang was an Equine Health Research Fund summer research student who helped Drs. Spence Barber and Luca Panizzi with their investigation of a better surgical technique for treating carpal spavin in horses.
This summer, Lang is working alongside equine specialists at Moore & Company in Balzac, Alta. Besides her equine expertise, Lang is an accomplished artist who has generously donated some prints of her equine art in support of the WCVM's Equine Health Research Fund.
The Winner's Circle program was created through a partnership of the Race for Education, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and Platinum Performance. The program is designed to encourage and support veterinary students intending to enter equine veterinary medicine and to reward leadership and participation in Student Chapters of the AAEP (SCAAEP). It also helps to offset the escalating cost of veterinary education and minimize debt load at graduation by providing financial aid to students in their fourth year of veterinary school.
Scholarship recipients may also qualify for obtaining additional funds through the Race for Education's Assets for Independence program — a matching investment arrangement supported by the Race for Education and the U.S. government.